Hi Friends,

Happy new year! We know a new year doesn’t mean an automatic reset;  we don’t leave our worries and anxieties behind just because we crack open a new planner or flip the page on our calendar. But the new year is a good time to reorient, realign, and reignite our intentions. It can spark that voice inside of us that encourages us to focus on the things that matter to us most. Our inner voice can be our biggest advocate— but it can also turn into our biggest critic.

This is why Ethan Kross wrote the bestseller Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It, out in paperback next week.


Ethan is an award-winning psychologist and neuroscientist, and in Chatter he reveals the hidden power of our inner voice and shows how we can harness it to live a healthier, more satisfying, and more productive life. He offers practical, immediately applicable tools, ground-breaking research, and a fascinating narrative to explore the most important conversations we have—the ones we have with ourselves. As Apple editors wrote in highlighting the book as their book of the month choice, Chatter isn’t just thought-provoking—it’s thought-transforming.”


To help get you started on changing your relationship with the voice in your head, we are offering you an exclusive toolbox with just a few of the many tools offered in the book. Many of these tools are easily accessible and hidden in plain sight —in the words we use to think about ourselves, the technologies we embrace, the diaries we keep in our drawers, the conversations we have with our loved ones, and the cultures we create in our schools and workplaces. Chatter shines a spotlight on these tools to help you live healthier, more satisfying, and more productive lives.

If you find these tools helpful, please share them with a friend. And if you’d like to read more about the science of the inner voice, and get more tools, please take a moment and read Chatter and let us know what you think!

With gratitude,
Doug, Lara, Rachel, Bella, Ty, Jordan, Stacie, Jen, Staci, and everyone at Idea Architects